Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Center Block of Civil War Tribute BOM

If you have been following me for the last couple of months (maybe longer), you know that I have been working on some of my older BOM projects.  One of them has been Civil War Tribute.  The picture below is what the finished quilt is supposed to look like.  I am showing you this picture because, I have finished the center 36" square block and I thought you might like to see how it will look in the quilt.



Ta! Da!  The center is complete.



Now, a blogger friend from Yesteryear Embroideries, (she was the first person to leave a comment when I first started blogging. She does some fantastic work, check her blog out by clicking on her blog name ) asked me if I had picked out my my border fabrics yet.  Actually, since this was a BOM program, the border fabric came in month 12.   All the fabric for this BOM was designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Fabric, which consisted of a 50 piece collection.

So here is the collection that will be used for the borders.  The pattern laying next to the fabric shows a picture of one corner, and if you look closely at the whole quilt top picture above, you can see the sawtooth border and the two inner borders.



Here is the backing I am going to use on this quilt.  It is a five yard piece that I picked up on sale as it was a design by Judie Rothermel, just not from this collection. I think it will work just fine, but I am a couple of yards short, so I will take the scraps leftover from the blocks and make a pieced scrappy back.


All in all, I am glad this is almost done. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially a beginner quilter. The pattern was poorly written, and hard to follow, including several mistakes. Just saying, my personal opinion.

Warmest...

6 comments:

Karen Rowland said...

It's looking great!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

this is beautiful...love the blocks, colors, everything : )

Anonymous said...

Beautiful block and it will be a lovely quilt. Thanks for the heads up, I have seen this quilt and thought about making it. Can't stand things that are poorly written though!

Alison said...

Fabulous!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

Wow, that's really frustrating about the pattern, but good for you for sticking it out!

EvieB said...

I fell in love with this quilt but couldn't start it because we were moving. Some lovely ladies helped me to acquire the pattern and fabric I needed. I am not an experienced quilter and it is quite the challenge for me. I am blessed to have some quilt-y friends who are experienced quilters to help and encourage me. However it would be so much easier if the blocks within the larger blocks would give the dimensions of what they should square up to be.Do have any ideas where I might find that information? Any information you can share would be extremely helpful. Blessings, Evie B